Speaker Magazine Review

Hallo Hallo 🙂

So, the new review just came in, this time from a Dutch Free Musiczine “Speaker”
Speaker is a free popjournal that is spread bi-monthly to subscribers, existing band members and relations which are associated with the PopUnion. Speaker is also spread around the podiums and the club circuit, festivals, record and music shops, rehearsal rooms, recording studios etc.
You can read it online as well or download it as a PDF (only Dutch sorry)
Next to that there is a streaming radio that features all of the reviewed artist from the last edition!
Popunie Radio

And for you living in Rotterdam you can walk down to the Centrale Bibliotheek and take a seat at the Luistertafel for all of the featured artists 🙂

Here is the transcription of a review and the English translation you can find right under.
Versie NL
Driftkikker is sinds 2006 het project van zanger gitarist Daddo, die vanuit huis en studio de programmering en (eind)productie van dit collectief voor eigen rekening neemt. Het resulteert op tweede langspeler D*Time in 12 ge(s)laagde warme tracks waarin analoog en elektronisch samenvloeien. Vanuit de jazz wordt met een hoog spelniveau moeiteloos van genre naar genre geswitched. Op de gevarieerde basis van bluesgitaar, toetsen, bass en drums brengen de gastmuzikanten extra kleur aan met o.a. saxofoon (‘Still Sometimes’ en‘One More Day’), accordeon (‘Love Is the Way’) en fluit (‘Oh My Love’). Driftkikker lijkt geïnspireerd door een band als Incognito, om in een volgende track aan bijvoorbeeld Jazzanova te refereren. Bindend element is de lage stem van Daddo die op de loom groovende ritmesectie zijn optimistische teksten brengt over liefde en zonneschijn. Gek genoeg doet de stem soms denken aan die van Fun Lovin’ Criminal Huey Morgan, in een poging Barry White in herinnering te roepen. Ieder nummer ligt lekker in het gehoor en de enorme diversiteit zal ook live zonder twijfel boeien.

Version EN
Driftkikker is a project of guitarist singer Daddo since 2006, who from his home and studio does the programming and (end)production for this collective. The result is the second LP D*Time with 12 successfully warm tracks wherein analogue and electronica flow together. From the jazz that’s played on high level movement from genre to genre is effortlessly made. On the varied basis of bluesgitaar, keys, bass and drums the guest musicians bring extra colors s.a. saxophone (‘Still Sometimes’ and ‘One More Day’), accordion (‘Love Is the Way’) and flute (‘Oh My Love’). Driftkikker seems to draw inspiration from a band like Incognito, however the very next track refers to a for an example Jazzanova. Binding element is the low voice of Daddo who sings his optimistic lyrics about love and sunshine over a heavy rhythm sections. Oddly enough his voice makes you think of “Fun Loving Criminal” Huey Morgan, in an attempt to remind you of Barry White. Each track is easy to listen to en the wide diversity shall without a shadow of a doubt excite live on stage.

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